Eric Ruggiero Engineering Leader in Advanced Military Engineering GE Edison Works


Eric Ruggiero
Dr. Eric J. Ruggiero received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 from the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures as a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow.  Upon graduation, Dr. Ruggiero started his industrial research career at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, New York. From 2011 through 2014, he served as Lab Manager for the Turbine Heat Transfer Technologies Laboratory, where he led global research teams on the innovation, design, test, and validation of advanced cooling schemes for gas turbines. In total at GE Global Research, he led over $25MM in R&D efforts in the field of gas turbines for GE. In 2014, Dr. Ruggiero was promoted to Engineering Leader for the Sustaining Commercial Thermal Systems Design team at GE Aviation in West Chester, Ohio.  In this role, he had responsibility for the hot gas path thermal design for GE’s commercial aviation fleet. Most recently, Dr. Ruggiero was promoted to lead the Aero & Thermal Technologies organization within Advanced Military Engineering at GE Aviation. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts, issued over 30 patents, and has received numerous awards from AIAA and ASME, including the 2013 AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award and an invitation to the 2013 and 2017 NAE EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Forums. Most recently, Dr. Ruggiero was honored with the 2018 ASME IGTI Best Paper Award in Turbomachinery. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and a Lifetime Fellow of the ASME. As a triple Hokie, Dr. Ruggiero was honored in 2001 as Virginia Tech’s Man of the Year, was a 2-time Paul E. Torgersen Award winner, and was the 2004 Outstanding Graduate Student Award winner. You can follow him on Twitter @EricRuggieroGE